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GPs 'should diagnose social ills'

Family doctors should look for signs of modern social problems such as cyber-bullying, their professional body says

Family doctors should be on the lookout for signs of radicalisation, trafficking or cyber-bullying in child patients, according to the professional body for GPs.

Cheap breaks no excuse for absence

NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby says cheap holidays is not a good enough reason to take a child out of school

Cheaper holidays "don't fit the bill" as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers' union has said, announcing new guidance on absences.

'Record number' in low-paid jobs

The report said there was a serious problem of people being stuck in low-paid jobs

A record five million workers are now in low-paid jobs, according to a new report, sparking calls for Government action to help tackle the problem.

Profit warnings reach six-year high

Tesco is one of six retailers which issued profit warnings over the summer

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms have risen to their highest summer level in six years as more businesses are squeezed by competitive price pressures.

WW1 coverage 'uniting Britain'

Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the day of his assassination, the event that triggered the First World War

The commemoration of the First World War has increased the public's knowledge of the conflict and brought people in Britain together, according to research.

'Bike thief' sparks city lockdown

Edinburgh has been sealed off amid reports of a shooting

The target of a major manhunt which locked down part of Edinburgh city centre for several hours was a suspected motorbike thief hiding out on a roof, police have said.

Troops to quit Helmand in days

British troops are to leave Helmand province in the coming days, bringing a key chapter in the 13-year Afghanistan campaign to an end.

Commons tours 'big security risk'

More than a million members of the public enter the Westminster estate every year

An MP has warned that tours of Parliament represent a "big risk" amid reports that Islamic extremists have used them to "scope out" the building.

Merkel blow to PM's border reforms

Prime Minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel are at odds over the free movement of workers in the EU

David Cameron's hopes of clawing back control over Britain's borders from the EU have suffered a blow after Angela Merkel spelled out her opposition to fundamental change.

IS hostages 'face waterboarding'

John Cantlie has appeared in the fifth episode of IS propaganda films entitled Lend Me Your Ears

Islamic State (IS) hostage John Cantlie has told how prisoners have been waterboarded for trying to escape in the latest video released by the terror group.

Salmond attacks Labour 'meltdown'

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has accused Ed Miliband of being responsible for the "meltdown" of the Scottish Labour Party after the resignation of its leader Johann Lamont.

Monk happy to stop the rot

Garry Monk was happy Swansea were able to claim an overdue win

Swansea boss Garry Monk praised his players for standing up to the pressure after claiming a first win in six Barclays Premier League games.

Koeman hails team's character

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, left, believes his side deserved their win

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was more satisfied by his side's performance against Stoke than their annihilation of Sunderland last week.

Rodgers: Mario is doing his best

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with the performance of Mario Balotelli against Hull

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to stick with Mario Balotelli after another goalless but encouraging display against Hull.

Shoulder worry for Hammers hero

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is worried he may lose prolific striker Diafra Sakho to a shoulder injury.

Sam Allardyce saw serial goalscorer Diafra Sakho shoot down Manchester City but fears the striker may be set for a spell on the sidelines.

North points the way for Saints

Northampton wing George North scores the opening try of the game

George North's quartet of tries reinvigorated Northampton's European campaign, but the 34-6 victory over the Ospreys came at a cost with England centre Luther Burrell departing early through injury.

Bony brace seals Swans win

Wilfried Bony bagged a brace for Swansea

Wilfried Bony scored both goals as Swansea saw off Leicester 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.